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This is the Heavener Ledger/LCJ news update/blog for today.

Today is Aug. 8, 2021, the 220th day of 2021. There are 145 days left in the year.

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The following events took place Aug. 8 through the years.

1844: Brigham Young chosen to lead Mormon church.

1963: Robert E. Lee offers resignation as commander of confederate army.

1942: German saboteurs executed in Washington.

1945: Soviets declare war on Japan.

1945: President Truman signs United Nations charter.

1974: Nixon resigns.

1988: First night game at Chicago’s Wrigley Field.

2008: 5-day Russo-Georgian war starts

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In today’s top stories, Senate tries to pass infrastructure bill over weekend.

Former Florida State Coach Bobby Bowden dies at 91.

In minor league baseball action, Oklahoma City beat Albuquerque, 6-4 and  Tulsa defeated Springdale, 7-5.

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